Saturday, September 29, 2007

Jack calls him Coo-coolis

Kevin Youkilis is Jack's favorite Red Sox player and he's got a great kids charity that he has established...Hits for Kids is raising money and working with children's charities in New England and in Kevin's hometown of Cincinnati.

Nice job, Youk.

A VERY easy way to make a difference...

Here's an email from my sister...

October 10th is "In the Pink Day" in every Coldwater Creek across the country. Each and every CWC employee will be wearing a special pink shirt that day in support of the Komen Foundation and the research they do to find a cure for breast cancer.

October 10th is a day YOU can help as well - and you don't have to spend a dime. Just go into your nearest Coldwater Creek store and try on a pair of pants. That's it. For every customer that comes in on October 10th that tries on a pair of our pants, a donation will be made by CWC to Komen. How easy is that?

As you all know, helping to raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer is something I personally am very involved in and working for a company that is a National Sponsor for Komen gives me even more pride in what I do to try to make a difference.

So, here's a simple way YOU and your friends can help too! So mark it on your calendar! October 10th - nearest Coldwater Creek (don't know where one is? Let me know I'll find one for you!) - try on a pair of pants - know you've done good!!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Pumpkintown, USA

Bet you didn't know this existed, did you? East Hampton, CT.

I am guessing its A LOT cooler on the weekend...but here is proof that Jack and I went.

Looking for a deal?

I love Parents magazine. Loads of great are some websites you might like...

oh, and at, you can design really cool online cards...they will even mail them for you!!! I sent one today.

Team WhyMommy

I read about this blog in Parents magazine and once I started reading, I knew I had to join the team. Please see the link to go to the all know how dedicated I am to the fight against breast cancer and this is just one more way for me to help.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Elm Street cage match

Avery and Jack have taken to wrestling with each other. Which is fine, but the new rule in the house is if you are going to choose to wrestle with each other, there's no crying when someone gets kicked in the head....anyway, the other night, they got out of the bath and were wrestling and Avery wasn't playing fair (hey, THAT'S weird) so Jack yelled "FINE", and then sat on her head (with his naked behind) and yelled "EAT MY BUTT". I can't even type it without laughing.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Take a minute and say thanks....

I got this email from my brother this morning...and I feel pretty strongly about participating...

US Marine Colonel Simcock, the commander of USMC Regimental Combat Team (RCT) 6 in Iraq, is asking for 6,000 positive emails to his Marines. That's one email for each Marine in his RCT command. COL Simcock is concerned about the effect of the negative barrage that those Marines are getting through the electronic media. So far, they've only mustered 2,000 emails.That's a crying shame compared to the amount of crap I get daily in email. This is a legitimate request. It's not one of the "little Johnny wants to break the world's record in Christmas cards" situations. It takes only 30 seconds of your time.

Here's the emailaddress:

If you're reading this email, then you can probably click on the address, type a few words, and then hit "send" to be all done. It doesn't have to be the Gettysburg Address. Something as simple as "Hello,Marine. We thank you for what you're doing. You are in a noble task. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Best wishes & get home soon" is more than sufficient.

An excerpt from an interview with the Colonel:GRIM: Is there anything that you and your Marines needthat we could send you? COL. SIMCOCK: (Chuckles.) I'll tell you what, the one thing that all Marines want to know about -- and that includes me and everyone within Regimental Combat Team 6 -- we want to know that the American public are behind us. We believe that the actions that we're taking over here are very, very important to America. We're fighting a group of people that, if they could, would take away the freedoms that America enjoys. If anyone -- you know, just sit down, jot us -- throw us an e- mail, write us a letter, let us know that the American public are behind us. Because we watch the news just like everyone else. It's broadcast over here in our chow halls and the weight rooms, and we watch that stuff, and we're a little bit concerned sometimes that America really doesn't know what's going on over here, and we get sometimes concerns that the American public isn't behind us and doesn't see the importance of what's going on. So that's something I think that all Marines, soldiers and sailors would like to hear from back home, that in fact, yes, they think what we're doing over here is important and they are in fact behind us.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Can you help me?

Next stop on my breast cancer walking schedule...

Rays of Hope Walk...October 28, 2007